Activists from the International Treatment Preparedness Coalition and their allies stage a protest demanding that Algeria be given more affordable access to an HIV drug treatment called dolutegravir, at the 19th ICASA held at the Sofitel Hotel, Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire on December 5, 2017.

ICASA 2017 Reminds Us That the Fight for Optimal HIV Treatment is Far From Over

ABIDJAN, Côte d’Ivoire. December 8, 2017—A global network of activists is calling on pharmaceutical company ViiV Healthcare to allow people living with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) in Algeria to get more affordable access to treatment in that country. Activists representing several advocacy groups recently staged a high-profile protest demanding that ViiV Healthcare give people […]

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New Toolkit Supports Communities to Demand Services that Work for Them

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Côte d’Ivoire Hosts Launch of Global Toolkit for HIV Activism  ABIDJAN, Côte d’Ivoire. November 28, 2017—A new toolkit has been developed to empower people living with the human immunodeficiency virus, or HIV, to get access to the specific treatment options that suit them best. The International Treatment Preparedness Coalition (ITPC) and the […]

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Join ITPC at ICASA 2017

Are you attending the International Conference on AIDS and STIs in Africa (ICASA) 2017? Check out all the events and activities hosted by ITPC! SATELLITE SESSIONS Demand Creation for Differentiated Care – Putting People at the Centre! Monday 4 Dec | 14:45 – 16:45 | Room: Prof FEMI SOYINKA | Hosted by ITPC, ARASA, & IAS A lively panel […]

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New Toolkit Supports Communities to Utilize Differentiated Service Delivery

Toolkit on Differentiated Service Delivery Launched at Regional Activist Workshop in South Africa. The What Works for Me: Activist Toolkit of Differentiated Service Delivery was soft launched this week, at a workshop taking place in Johannesburg, South Africa for activists from Asia and southern and east Africa. Developed by the AIDS and Rights Alliance of Southern Africa […]

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U=U Unites with ITPC to Improve the Lives of People Living with HIV

GABORONE, Botswana – Nov 1, 2017 – The International Treatment Preparedness Coalition (ITPC) and Prevention Access Campaign (PAC) announced today a groundbreaking partnership that will amplify the Undetectable=Untransmittable (U=U) message among communities of people living with HIV worldwide. U=U reinforces the public health benefits of antiretroviral therapy (ART), affirming that a person living with HIV […]

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ITPC’s Treatment Access Watch is now “Watch What Matters”

The International Treatment Preparedness Coalition (ITPC) is excited to announce that its community monitoring campaign, formerly known as Treatment Access Watch, is now called Watch What Matters. The name change – which is effective immediately – reflects an expanded understanding of our work and acknowledgment of the strength and diversity of the entire treatment access […]

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High-, Middle- or Low-Income: Pharma Greed is Not Justified in Any Country!

On Wednesday, October 4, 2017 ITPC Intellectual Property and Access to Medicines Lead Othoman Mellouk addressed the Human Rights Council’s 2017 Social Forum in Geneva, Switzerland, explaining why we can’t stand back while Big Pharma abuse the patent system at the expense of public health:  Translating Principles into Action: Patents, Big Pharma and Access to […]

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Civil Society Leaves Important Mark at IAS 2017

On 22-26 July 2017, ITPC Global, Regional Directors from ITPC LATCA and ITPC MENA, and representatives from ITPCru were in Paris, France for the 2017 International AIDS Society Conference on HIV Science (IAS 2017). With support from the Bridging the Gaps initiative, we were able to ensure treatment access issues – particularly as they affect key populations […]

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HIV Activists Denounce ViiV for Denying 3.5 million People Access to Optimal Treatment

Today, Monday, 24 July 2017, during the 9th International AIDS Conference on HIV Science in Paris (IAS 2017), HIV treatment activists from around the world collectively blocked access to ViiV Healthcare’s promotional booth and stormed its presentation to physicians. The action, which included taping off ViiV’s booth, to deny access to conference delegates, highlights the […]

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Civil Society and Allies Push Against IP Barrier in Guatamala

Last week, ITPC Latin America and the Carribean (ITPC LATCA) and allies began urging Guatemala and the international community to expand HIV treatment coverage through the use of compulsory licensing for the Lopinavir 200mg / Ritonavir 50 mg fixed-dose combination tablet. What is compulsory licensing? According to the Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights […]